MyAppleMenu by Heng-Cheong Leong

Wed, Nov 14, 2012

iTunes Match: One Year In

Kirk McElhearn, Macworld

Introducing SushiReader: The Simplest River-Of-News RSS Reader For Busy People

Heng-Cheong Leong, MyAppleMenu
I've made a RSS reader called SushiReader. It's available on the Mac App Store.
I've two goals when I built this RSS reader. Firstly, it has to be fast and simple. I don't want to mess around too much with folders and tags and what nots. I just want to press a key to read the next article.
But, more importantly, I don't want to manage. I don't want to "manage" my subscriptions. I don't want to have to figure out when is a good time to press the "Mark all Articles as Read" button: do I press it now and start afresh, but with nothing new to read for a while until new news start coming in, or do I press it later at the risk of accumulating even more articles that I will not be able to get to? The software must just have to "manage" subscriptions and articles for me, automatically, behind the scenes.
Well, this is really the first version of SushiReader, that I've come up with. (I've labeled it version 2. There exists a version 1. It wasn't very good.) I've been using SushiReader as my main RSS reader for the past couple of months; maybe you'd like it too? (There is a demo version available that you can try out for free.)
If you like this little software that I've written, please do consider purchasing it on the Mac App Store.
I'll be continuing improving SushiReader, and probably will be "borrowing" a few ideas from Mr Dave Winer and his river-of-news/checkbox-news/reading-list/etc concepts. If you bought this software and have a few ideas of your own, please feel free to e-mail me.
Thank you.

How Not To Get Boxed In By Apple And Google

Rolfe Winkler, Wall Street Journal
For a tech startup to get to 100 million users is a remarkable feat, one that took Facebook more than four years. Online-storage firm Dropbox on Tuesday announced that it has achieved that milestone in nearly the same time.

FotoMagico 4 Review

J.R. Bookwalter, Mac Life
After two years in development, Boinx is back with FotoMagico 4, an impressive overhaul that opens up a wide range of creative possibilities for amateur and pro shutterbugs alike -- and it’s cheaper than ever, at least for new customers. Boinx doesn’t attempt to reinvent the wheel with this version, retaining the already well laid out (and very Apple-inspired) user interface, while managing to introduce an entirely new way of working.

How To Share A Mac’s Optical Drive

Bruno Skvorc, Mactuts+

Lion/Mountain Lion’s Mail: Workaround For Removing Attachments From Sent Messages

Pierre Igot, Betalogue

Apple Begins Shipping LTE-capable iPad Mini Models

Customers on Tuesday began receiving word from Apple's online store that their orders for the new iPad mini with LTE connectivity have begun shipping.

Apple Takes More Bites Out Of Local Real Estate Market

Nathan Donato-Weinstein, Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

Nokia To Offer Its Maps For iPhones And Android Phones

Brian X. Chen, New York Times
Stephen Elop, chief executive of Nokia, said in an interview that in order to ensure that its mapping platform stays competitive, it needs lots of users. The more people who look up directions or search for locations on its maps, the smarter the system gets. And Nokia can still build exclusive location features into its Lumia phones, he said.
Good for Nokia. Microsoft need to do the same thing: release Office from the clutches of Windows.

Google Brings More Secure, Sandboxed Flash Plugin To Chrome For Mac

Chris Welch, The Verge
Nearly three months after delivering a more secure, modernized Flash plugin to Chrome users on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS, Google has extended those safeguards to Mac OS X. The update was actually packed into the version of Chrome that saw release last week (with Do Not Track functionality), but the company is only today highlighting the added security measures. Flash, frequently targeted as a backdoor for malware, is now fully sandboxed within the browser with isolation Google says is as strong as Chrome's own native sandboxing. In theory, that means should you come across a malicious website or script, the harmful code would be relegated to a single browser window and thus be prevented from accessing to your computer or personal files.
Securing Flash Player for our Mac users (Google Chrome Blog)

Elements For Dropbox Updated With Refreshed Interfaces And More

Leanna Lofte, IMore

Mac Gems: Bartender Helps You Take Control Of Menu-bar Icons

Dan Miller, Macworld
By giving you extensive control over the menu bar, Bartender makes a key element of the OS X interface way more useful.